Approximately 40 million people visit Chicago every year, but those who consider living here are sometimes scared away by the high prices and limited real estate for sale in popular areas. But if you're determined to live in the Windy City, there are a few up-and-coming neighborhoods that might just be perfect for you.
Whether you're a first-time homeowner or on your fourth house, these neighborhoods offer better pricing and a great community.
Near West Side
While West Loop is incredibly popular, it's sometimes too popular and expensive for first-time homeowners. If you love the West Loop but don't want to pay West Loop prices, Near West End is going to be a great fit for you. It's close enough to West Loop that it has the same offerings, but at a much better price.
West Town is actually starting to gain a lot of attention in the Chicago real estate market. The town is full of small businesses that offer a variety of unique experiences. It's a youthful neighborhood, where you're likely to run into artists or hipsters wearing vintage clothes. Not only that, but this area is becoming known for the number of luxury condos available.
Pilsen is located near the Lower West Side and has seen its fair share of ups and downs over the years. Fortunately, it's on the rise right now. This area has a wide variety of single family homes and condos, so no matter your goal it's probably available to you. Pilsen also hosts one of the city's most popular art festivals every year.
Logan Square has experienced a jump in popularity thanks to nearby neighborhoods like Wicker Park and Bucktown. It has its fair share of small businesses such as bars, restaurants, and boutiques, but many prefer it to other areas because it's less crowded. This area is filled mostly with condos for sale rather than single family homes, but if a condo is what you're looking for then it will be an excellent place for you.
If you're looking for real estate for sale in Chicago, these neighborhoods are excellent places to start.
By: Terri McAuleyChicago Condos for Sale
“Chicago’s Luxury Condo Specialist”